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2 Colombian veterans of Korean War to make first visit in 69 years

Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs Hwang Ki-Chul (second row, third from left) on May 25 poses for a commemorative photo with Korean War...

OECD raises Korea’s economic growth forecast to 4%

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on Sept. 21 raised its forecast for Korea's economic growth this year to 4%. (Korea.net DB) By Lee...

Photos of President Moon’s visits to New York, Hawaii

President Moon Jae-in returned home on the evening of Sept. 23 after wrapping up his three-night, five-day trip to New York and Hawaii. His...

President Moon awards medals to 2 patriots in Hawaii

President Moon Jae-in on Sept. 22 gives the Patriotic Medal of the Order of Merit for National Foundation to a descendant of the late...

Ceremony formally launches Korea-China cultural exchange year

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hwang Hee on Sept. 15 gives the welcoming speech at the ceremony to launch the year of "Korea-China...

Inaugural Esports Championships East Asia held in Seoul

The inaugural Esports Championships East Asia 2021 & Game Culture Festival hosted by the Korean, Chinese and Japanese governments opened on Sept. 10 in Seoul. (Photographer...

8 Goryeo porcelain works from Belgium shown at Seoul museum

The National Palace Museum of Korea located in Seoul is hosting the exhibition "In Pursuit of the Aesthetic Legacy of the Goryeo Dynasty." By Jung Joo-ri and Lee Jihae Photos =...

Korean craft exhibition at Milan Design Week features 126 works

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Craft and Design Foundation (KCDF) from Sept. 5-10 are jointly hosting the 2021 Korean Craft Exhibition at...

Smart bus shelters in Seoul cumulatively attract 1.2M users

Commuters last year on Aug. 3 wait for bus at a state-of the-art "smart shelter" located in Seoul's Seongdong-gu District. (Seongdong-du District Office)   By Lee Jihae Cutting-edge "bus shelters" in Seoul's Seongdong-gu District,...

Korea’s global innovation rank jumps from 10th to 5th

Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Moon SungWook on Sept. 20 speaks at the launching event for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)'s Global...

Traditional paper Hanji uses Louvre and care in restoring cultural assets

Kim Minjung, a key figure in the restoration of cultural properties at the Louvre in France using the traditional paper Hanji, on July 13...

Nation’s 1st craft art museum to open in downtown Seoul

The Seoul Museum of Craft Art in the city's Jongno-gu District opens on July 16. (Seoul Museum of Craft Art)   By Lee Jihae The Seoul Museum of Craft...

Kazakh leader lauds Korean female volleyball captain, archer

President Moon Jae-in (right) and Kazak President Kassym-Jomart Tokayevon on Aug.17 take a walk in the gardens by Sangchunjae, a building for state guests...

Never-before-seen footage of freedom fighter released

Participants in January 1922 attend the opening ceremony of the first Conference of Representatives from Communist Parties and National Revolutionary Organizations of Far East Countries in...

‘No-landing flights’ to Ulleungdo, Dokdo islands run on Liberation Day

Gyeongsangbuk-do Province on Aug. 15 arranged no-landing flights to Ulleungdo and Dokdo Islands, with passengers posing for the camera holding the Korean national flag and...

Kazak leader to visit Korea next week, patriot’s remains to come home

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (right) from Aug. 16-17 will make a state visit to Korea. He is shown here in April 2019 attending a joint news...

Contest of Korea-related content sees record-high no. of entries

B2 Dance Group of Brazil has entered its music video in the K-pop music video section of Talk Talk Korea, an annual global contest of Korea-related content. By Lee Kyoung...

Korea to be 1st in Asia to run e-travel authorization next month

Minister of Justice Park Beom-Kye (second from right) on Aug. 11 poses for a commemorative photo in front of the Korea Electronic Travel Authorization...

Gov’t urges long-term expats to get vaccinated vs. COVID-19

A long queue on July 29 forms in front of a temporary testing site for COVID-19 next to an expat support center in Danwon-gu...

5 must-see Korean works from late Samsung chief’s art collection

Two displays of artworks from the private collection of the late Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee are being called the "exhibitions of the century" for featuring masterpieces shown in...